Tips & Tricks

For Parents
Use Your Tablet to Teach Your Child

Screens are a part of everyday life, both at work and in our free time. We use them to communicate with others, read, watch television and films, listen to music, play games, draw, attend meetings, write, browse social media, and more. As devices are used in so many ways in our lives, it is essential that we know how to use them to our best advantage so that they can be learning tools for children with hearing implants. Remember that the most valuable tool for learning with tablets is you. When you sit together with your child, the fun and learning can begin! Here are some tips for using tablets to help your child with a hearing implant learn.

For Parents
Easy Strategies to Support Speech for School-Aged-Children With Cochlear Implants

Preschool and school-aged children receiving implants may have had some hearing, speech, and language before implantation. But even so, the time after activation is an adjustment period as they hear both new and familiar speech sounds with their technology. As their cochlear implant/s will provide access to all the sounds of speech, here are some strategies caregivers can use to support their preschool and school-aged children to achieve success with their speech.

For Parents
Easy Strategies to Support Speech for Babies and Toddlers With Cochlear Implants

After cochlear implant activation, hearing your child say their first word is one of the early but powerful milestones along their hearing journey. But getting to that first word takes time, depending on many factors like how much access to sound your child had before activation. Here are some strategies that will help you lay a firm foundation to build your child’s speech through listening after their device is switched on.